11-year-old piece of Kate and Prince William's wedding cake up for auction
Created: 2022-11-28 07:07
By: Annemarie Goebbel
A slice of Kate Middleton and Prince William's 11-year-old wedding cake has gone up for auction in Norwich.
When it comes to royal souvenirs, bizarrely high prices are often achieved in auctions.
Of course, the aging piece was offered in its original packaging.
Norwich – The wedding of Kate Middleton (40) and Prince William (40) was certainly one of the most beautiful events in modern times in royal history.
The bride beamed and together with the happy groom came the moment when the heavenly eight-tiered wedding cake was cut.
Apparently there was something left of it, because now - eleven years later - a piece of it, packed in a pretty box, was sold at a Keys auction in Norwich.
For royal souvenirs, the prices are often completely exorbitant
Although the estimated purchase price of 400 to 600 pounds (equivalent to 464 to 696 euros) was not achieved, the
piece of cake, the consumption of which should be a highly dubious pleasure, came under the hammer for a mere 390 pounds (equivalent to a good 450 euros) including the original packaging.
The auction house had simply communicated the sale price on its website.
Some bidders dig deep into their pockets for royal souvenirs.
A piece of Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding cake from April 29, 2011 has now been auctioned off for a considerable amount (photo montage).
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This means that the older piece of cake is far more popular than a piece of wedding cake from back then for Prince Charles (74) and Camilla Parker Bowles (75) on April 9, 2005 - which shouldn't have made any difference in terms of edibility.
Nevertheless, according to Keys, the good piece did not find a buyer on dpa request.
Diana's Travolta dress fetches £240,000 at auction
In 2013, the auction house Kerry Taylor was able to celebrate a record sum of almost 300,000 euros with the auction of a dress worn by Princess Diana, a midnight blue velvet robe by designer Victor Gemstone.
A "British Gentleman".
The gown gained notoriety when Diana wore the lavishly-cut gown to a 1985 visit to the White House.
The pictures of the event went around the world when the princess danced with Hollywood star John Travolta (68).
A slice of Camilla and King Charles' wedding cake turned out to be a slow seller
In Gloucestershire, on the other hand, the hour of special souvenir and memorabilia hunters among die-hard royal fans in 2021 had come.
At an auction in England, a piece of Princess Diana's (36, † 1997) and Prince Charles' wedding cake went over the auction counter.
The bids started at 300 pounds (approx. 350 euros), in the end the piece of cake changed hands for a whopping 1,850 pounds (approx. 2,145 euros).
The lucky buyer was Brit Gerry Layton from Leeds.
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Not only pastries achieve top prices.
A signed portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022) and her prince consort Prince Philip (99, † 2022) was auctioned for 980 pounds (around 1136 euros) according to tag24.de.
Princess Diana's "wheel of shame" went to a US lawyer for an incredible 50,000 euros.
Princess Diana's Ford Escort RS Turbo, which changed hands for a whopping 650,000 pounds sterling (about 754,273 euros) at the Silverstone auction house, played in a completely different league.